Kunzweiler with family (Photo from Facebook)
The Aloft hospitality room rocked Tuesday night as Steve Kunzweiler announced that his opponent in the race to replace Tim Harris as Tulsa County District Attorney had called to concede the contest. The hotly fought, litigated and widely debated race was over.
With his family beaming beside him, Kunzweiler said, “Every day we fight battles for Tulsa County. Every day we get up — even though it’s going to be a tough job — we get up and we do the job for the people. I am so proud of my Tulsa County DA family.
Oklahoma superstar Reba McEntire is featured on the Aug. 25 cover of Country Weekly magazine with a message of hope and togetherness and a new song, “Pray for Peace,” her first new music in two years.
Reba talks about the song, which was inspired by recent news events, in the Country Weekly cover story titled “A Gift from God.”
“What is happening in the world is really sad,” she tells the magazine. “I know it’s breaking God’s heart because it is making me cry, too. This song is a stirring message at a time when people need to hear it.”
Steve Russell, a retired U.S. Army officer who stressed his faith, military experience, and constitutional principles defeated Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas Tuesday to stand as the Republican candidate in the general election for Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District.
Russell will face Democrat Al McAffrey in the November general election in his effort to succeed Rep. James Lankford in Congress. Most pundits give Russell the best odds to win as the the seat is expected to be retained by Republicans.
The Hill reported this month that President Obama’s message in 2008 was hope and change. In 2012, it was change takes time.
In 2014, it’s don’t be so cynical.
As Obama struggles with the lowest approval ratings in his presidency and the real chance his party could lose the Senate in the midterm elections later this year, the one constant in his speeches — from weighty economic addresses to small fundraisers — is now: “Hope is a better choice than cynicism.”
It’s the middle of hurricane season meteorologically speaking, but for the University of Tulsa, the real hurricane season begins next Thursday night as the 2014 version of the Golden Hurricane takes the field against Tulane at 7pm in H.A. Chapman Stadium. The fall camp is over and TU Head Coach Bill Blankenship is anxious to turn his player loose on the Green Wave.
“We’ve had a really, really physical, demanding fall camp, and I think our guys have thrived in it. I feel really, really good about this team going into our game on Thursday.” Coach Blankenship said, “From a health standpoint, really for the grind we’ve put them through, we’re really in a pretty good place. Very healthy.”